Essay on The Problems of Illegal Immigration

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Illegal immigration to the United States refers to the act of foreign nationals violating U.S. immigration policies and national laws by entering or remaining in the United States without proper permission from the United States government ("Illegal Immigration"). Illegal immigration has been going on since the 1880's and till this day the number of aliens has been increasing each year. The Page Act of 1875 was known as the first federal immigration law that prohibited the entry of immigrants. This law dealt with immigrants from China and Japan only, but eventually as years went on, laws formed against many other individuals. A recent law that was passed was in the state of Arizona, which is the SB1070 Immigration Bill. This law gives …show more content…
In the state of North Carolina, about 20 percent of alcohol-related vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Hispanics (Taylor). Moreover, there are approximately 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have arrested more than 10,000 of these sex offenders and deported about 5,500 of them (Taylor). Human smuggling is another crime that illegal immigrants have begun to practice. Drug cartels smuggle Mexicans as well as non-Mexicans into the country. These individuals charge about $45,000 to $60,000 per person to smuggle them into the United States (Taylor). In all, dangerous undocumented individuals are fleeing into the United States and causing an increase in various forms of criminal activity, and this needs to be stopped.
Immigrants are competing for jobs with other American citizens and because they are willing to take undesirable jobs for lower wages, it is making it tougher for Americans to find a job. About 97% of illegal immigrants are taking jobs that Americans want and need (Dolz). Many of these aliens are taking jobs such as in the fields of construction, hospitality, manufacturing, restaurant, administrative and service jobs. These are jobs that Americans are willing to take, but do not get the chance because illegal immigrants have taken them. Moreover, this causes a controversy between American citizens and illegal aliens

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